Tuesday, December 04, 2012

California Neighbors

At one point during the first half of the 20th Century, Franz Werfel and Alma Mahler lived in the house on the left (610 Bedford Drive, Los Angeles), and Bruno Walter lived right next door at number 608.

On a lark I looked up Igor Stravinsky's Los Angeles address (1260 North Wetherly Drive, in West Hollywood), and found that he lived a mere 7.9 miles from Arnold Schoenberg (116 Rockingham Ave., in Brentwood). Then I came across this wonderful map of Arnold Schoenberg's Los Angeles, and have been busying myself with Google Street view, where I also learned, to my disappointment, that George Gershwin's house at 1910 Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills is no longer standing.

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